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“Great Stay Right on the Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Inn at Avila Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   256 Front Street, PO Box 328, Avila Beach, CA 93424   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Avila Beach
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“Great Stay Right on the Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We had such a nice stay at the Inn at Avila Beach! Super nice staff let us check out late (and i mean late) and was so accomodating. Great for kids- they had boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs. I love the decor -like Mexican beach place. this is not high end guys, it is rustic charm. My daughter age 12 had so much fun fishing (rent a pole for $5 at the pier), kayaking (rent a wet suit for $7 all day), and of course watching her sis in the state honor band at Cal Poly. AND we got 10% off many of the places to eat because we stayed at Inn at Avila Beach. thanks for the great getaway!

Room Tip: I think there is no pool. BUT There is a great community deck on the top of the building with views...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We have stayed here twice and loved it both times. I don't think I'll ever stay anywhere else - even in San Luis Obispo. I love being right next to the ocean and hearing the surf. The sun deck is a marvelous spot to relax and read. Midweek prices can't be beat but they rise dramatically on Friday and Saturday nights so we schedule accordingly. Can't wait until our visit next year!

Room Tip: ocean view!!!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Great casual and relaxing place to stay if you are not into fancy and having an ocean view is more important than gold frame pictures on the wall. If you are lucky enough to be there on a clear night with the full moon, you will have the most beautiful view. Rooms are clean and decorated differently. My 15 year old who has never seen a turn table and records, was fascinated by seeing one.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reedley
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

After our first stay in December, we couldn't wait to come back! We absolutely love this place...the staff is so friendly, we love the unique and homey feel of each hotel room, and the location is ideal (right across from the beach!). The sun deck is our favorite place to hang out on a hammock. We love the free water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and popcorn. We tell everyone this is the place to stay!!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Awesome Hotel..Very worth the stay and price is even better....Just loved Ed! Made you feel right at home. The roof top is the best and the Morning Breakfast Basket from Joe Mammas was the highlight...more than I expected....The Birthday Cake was waiting for us in the room, and what a room, the Family Suite! Next trip the Oceanview Suite for sure. The sitting and eating and TV area was so decor and warm with the fireplace you dont want to leave..Always something to drink there no matter what time. Just love it....Will be back very soon, please visit the Inn at Avila Beach you wont be sorry! (only one thing the bed was very hard for me)

Room Tip: Family Room with 4 or more for sure!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bakersfield, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Breakfast in bed - really good just got better. My husband and I have been staying here a couple of times a year (for 30 yrs) and love the special touches the property keeps adding. If you are into fancy this is not the place for you. If
having the best ocean view and having the beach across the street are important to you this is where you should be. Add in the cool rooftop sundeck, lots of nice touches like the enormous new tv's, robes, coffee and popcorn in your room, complimentary bottled water and now the option of ordering a wonderful breakfast basket brought to your room. Well done Mr. Kidd. See you in July!

Room Tip: Ocean front are amazing
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ventura, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

As I sit here on day 4 of our 4 day stay here at the Avila Beach, all I can say is I wish it were another 4 days! As a getaway for our anniversary this has been wonderful. If you like mainstream, cookie cutter hotels - the Inn at Avila Beach is not for you. The place is funky. From the vinyl record player to the decor, to the way the place has settled and leans... It just has character. The staff is great. They have wine glasses, DVD's (nice big screen in the room) plates, and beach gear to borrow for free (no nickel and dime charges). The wine glasses work really well if you have a balcony room, where you can sit and enjoy the site and sounds of the ocean rolling about 100 yards away. If you don't have a balcony room, then you can move to the sun- deck where they have plenty of lounge seating, BBQ's, ice and and an awesome view. Love this place!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 256 Front Street, PO Box 328, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Avila Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Avila Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Avila Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Avila Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for a one of a kind, California beachfront hotel, you have found it. The Inn at Avila Beach is a unique Inn that mixes the best elements of Mexico and the California Coast. The Inn at Avila Beach is all about the best things in life: celebrations, experiences, relaxation, indulging, and the ocean. ... more   less 
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